Final Cut Pro X in CCTV's Training Room http://www.cctvsalem.org/training Part 9: Photos and Graphics
Placing photos and graphics into your project is just as easy as adding video clips and titles. See page 17 for a refresher on how to import photos and graphics into an event.
When you click on the photo in the event browser it will give you a default range of 4 seconds. You can confirm the duration by looking at the indicator at the bottom of the event browser. As you drag the edges of the range selector, watch for the pop-up box showing the new duration. The maximum length the event browser allows is 10 seconds, but you can extend the length indefinitely after you've placed it in the timeline.
You have two choices when it comes to placing a photo, depending on how you're going to use it. One option is to place photos in the primary storyline. This is just like what we did with video clips, allowing you to easily rearrange and re-size them, and to add transitions. If you're creating a series of photos -- sometimes called a photo montage -- this is the method you should use.
Other times you might use a photo to "cut away" from the action. For example, let's say we're editing an interview with a person talking about his favorite video games. As he's talking, we'd like to show a still image of him playing a game. Instead of placing the photo on the primary storyline, we'll place it above the primary storyline as a connected clip.
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